Nichole’s Picks 10/1 + 10/2
Pick #1: Salem Food Truck Festival
11:00-6:00 on both Saturday and Sunday
The Salem Food Truck Festival is a two-day event being hosted in the Salem Common in historic downtown Salem, Ma. The event will feature 25 food trucks, live music and family fun. With a range from grilled cheese to whoopie pies, there is sure to be something for everyone! Save the date and save your appetites for one of the area’s biggest food truck events!
Pick #2: Family Day at the Bird Banding Station at Joppa Flats, Newburyport
Sun, Oct 02, 2016 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Members:Adult $8.00, Child $5.00
Nonmembers:Adult $10.00, Child $6.00Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.
Come for an exciting visit to the Joppa Flats Bird Banding Station on the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. See Mass Audubon scientists capture, measure, weigh, examine, and release migrant songbirds. Learn about migration, habitat use, and scientific research at a real field station. The station operates only during the height of migration in spring (April and May) and fall (September and October). Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Instructions and Directions:Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center. Bring binoculars and cameras. Please be prepared for the weather, and protect yourself against mosquitoes and ticks.Joppa Flats Cancellation Policy: Please notify us at least 24 hours prior to your program if you must cancel. If you cancel less than 24 hours ahead, we can only offer a refund or credit if we subsequently fill your space. We cannot transfer your payment to another registration with less than 24 hours’ notice.Registration is required.Register online or call 978-462-9998 to register by phone.Register by mail: program registration form (PDF 66K)For your own security, DO NOT send credit card information via email.
Pick #3: Vintage Baseball at Spencer Peirce Little Farm
Saturday, October 1, 11:00 a.m.
Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Mass.
Watch the four teams of the Essex Base Ball Association, the Newburyport Clamdiggers, Lynn Live Oaks, Lowell Base Ball Nine, and the Portsmouth Rockinghams, play baseball using 1860s rules.. At these fun, historically accurate games, players pitch underhand, a ball bounced once and caught is an out, and no gloves are allowed.
Snacks, baseballs, and cards are available for purchase. Grass field seating: bring blankets and lawn chairs, no reserved seating. Weather permitting, please call.
Free to Historic New England members
Please call 978-462-2634 or buy online.
As always for a more comprehensive list of family activities please visit our friends at North Shore Kid